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Anorexia's Fallen Angel: The Untold Story of Peggy Claude-Pierre and the Controversial Montreux Clinic

Authors: McClintock, Barbara
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
BISAC/Subject: BIO000000
ISBN: 9781443400145, Related ISBNs: 1443400149, 9780002000925, 9781443400145
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

Anorexia's Fallen Angel contains all the ingredients of an irresistible read: a baffling disease that overwhelmingly afflicts the young and gifted, promises of a miracle cure, whistle-blowing insiders, and the personality cult surrounding a charismatic leader. Journalist Barbara McLintock tells the tale of Peggy Claude-Pierre, a mother with no professional training who claimed to cure eating disorders with unconditional love at the Montreux Clinic in Victoria, B.C. Breathless media coverage earned Claude-Pierre's clinic a worldwide reputation before allegations of force-feeding and patients being held against their will ultimately led to the clinic losing its license.

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